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  • Algeria's Botched Rescue Leaves Dozens of Hostages Dead, Angers West
    • With Cat As My CEO 01/18/2013 at 10:44 pm

      The last two paragraphs sound like the plot of "Die Hard." Life imitates art, or at least pop culture.

  • News that Makes you Go 'Hunh'?
  • Wagging the Dog with Iran's Maxwell Smart
    • The Rude Pundit version, FBI's "Truman Story" is a howl. Check it out: link to

      Speaking of dubious FBI plots, ex-FBI director Louis Freeh has an op-ed in the NYT calling the Mujahedeen al-Khalq "maligned:" link to
      Deluded, another paroxysm in his jihad against the Clintons, or both? Or maybe it's just reputed-cult solidarity. Look up "Opus Dei" as well as the MEK.

  • 'Burn the Qur'an Day' Endangers US Troops: Petraeus
    • I got this email today for "Read a Qur'an Day":
      'In response, Or Hadash USA, a Jewish project concerned with constitutional issues, is organizing and sponsoring an interfaith public reading of the Qur'an on the same day. The event will take place at Ohlone Park, in Berkeley on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010 at 3:15 PM. Meet at the corner of Sacramento and Delaware at 3:15. We shall all symbolically stand with Muslim Americans and read aloud in English parts of the Qur'an, affirming that we will not stand by silently while others perpetrate un-American acts of hate in the name of patriotism or religion.

      All people -- of any faith or no faith -- are welcome to join us. We will read and discuss the Qur'an for about 30 - 45 minutes. The official event will then end, but some of us may choose to stay and share our thoughts and feelings.

      The park has facilities to entertain children while parents take part in the reading and discussion.

      September 11 this year for Jews is Shabbat Shuvah, the Sabbath of returning and renewal between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. September 11th this year is also just after the last day of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, prayer, purification, forgiveness and renewal. Materials about Ramadan will also be available for people to learn about this important Muslim observance. Please join us in standing up for religious coexistence and for the celebration of what we all can learn from people of varied faiths.'

      The only thing better would be for the Monty Python Terry Jones to denounce that "Loathsome Dove" guy on Jon Stewart.

  • Netanyahu Reneges on Freeze
    • For Ovadia Yosef to use the High Holy Days to wish death on anyone offends me as a Jew. That should be the first thing he repents on Yom Kippur.

      While it's true that people he hasn't consigned to death or damnation "must be people he ain't met," that doesn't make it any less offensive, and if anything, that reflects even more poorly on those who appointed him to positions of spiritual leadership (n.b: he was also Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Israel).

  • 6 Million Pakistanis need Immediate Aid as 1/3 of Country is Submerged
    • If I were POTUS, I would end the Af-Pak war and use the money to buy up tons of crops from US farmers to send to Pakistan, and to send some farmers and Ag students to help replant later. The independent farmers could use the price supports, lives would be saved, and everyone involved could stop seeing "Muslim" and "Crusader" and begin to see farmers. I would make sure the American farmers understood that the foreign aid was directly tied to their price supports, and make sure that those who went over there would have plenty of opportunity to tell their stories. I would not care how much credit Zardari took as long as people knew who paid and saw who showed up. In fact, allowing him to look like a rainmaker would undercut the Taliban with those whose only motivation was that the government was bloody useless. I can't imagine a better strike against "terrorism", but then I'm not a politician, just a humanities grad and granddaughter of farmers.

      Inevitably, the bombings will continue until morale improves. /sarcasm

  • Taliban Resemble Successful Insurgencies

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